Anne Sexton: A woman like that

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Small tribute collection of lines by all who attended the Anne Sexton Workshop, responding to her poem (see below) Her Kind,

A woman like that will bend your mind

A woman like that is acidic

A woman like that did not wash her mouth

A woman like that is too loud

A woman like that is no good to us

I have been her kind 

Her Kind
I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.
I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.
I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,
learning the last bright routes, survivor
where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.
I have been her kind.
Anne Sexton
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The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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One comment on “Anne Sexton: A woman like that
  1. […] Thanks all who came and contributed. Find group poem in response to Anne Sexton’s work here. […]

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